30, 20, and 10 Years Ago in OPN

Rebecca Robinson

Optical learning machine; Bose-Einstein condesate; far-field lensing.


“The recent increased activity in the area of neural networks is mainly due to their potential to mimic the computational ability of humans, in particular the ability to learn. While the ordinary computer requires precise rules to perform a given task, the neural computer has the ability to learn its own rules from examples presented to it ... We have demonstrated an optical learning machine that can function as a multi-category classifier.”

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